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Battery-Powered Lavalier Microphone


Enhance your podcast, interview, or any other broadcasting and audio project with the ON AIR Battery-Powered Lavalier Microphone. Designed for discretion and compatibility with a wide range of gear, including digital cameras, smartphones, tablets, and other recording devices—this tiny omnidirectional microphone uses simple plug-and-play functionality for easy use with all ages: just plug the jack securely, start recording your voice, and control everything from your device. It’s the fastest and easiest way to bring professional-quality audio to any home studio.
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In the event that your lavalier microphone won’t turn on, it’s possible that its battery may be positioned incorrectly inside the battery compartment. Open the compartment and make sure the battery is correctly installed and polarity symbols are aligned. The battery may have low power. Replace it with a new LR44, 357, or SR44 battery. Without the right battery, your mic will not turn on.

It’s also possible that the mic’s battery compartment is dirty. Open the battery compartment and carefully clean it with a soft, dry, cotton swab. Always keep the battery and its compartment dry and clean. Do not use the lava mic if the battery gets wet.

You should only use and store the ON AIR Battery-Powered Lavalier Microphone in a cool, dry environment, away from extremely high or low temperatures, high humidity, water, and other liquids. It’s also crucial to keep the microphone away from pets and children, as this product is not a toy, and they can seriously damage the mic if left unattended with it.

Plus, make sure to turn the microphone off once you’re done using it. It may not turn on right away if it has been left on for an extended period of time.

If the above troubleshooting tips do not result in your lavalier microphone turning on, then there may be an issue with its internal circuitry. Never attempt to disassemble, modify, or repair your microphone in any way, as this may cause serious injury, electric shock, and/or irreversible damage to the product. Instead, please call or email us at or 1-855-GO-TZUMI right away. An experienced customer service representative will be more than happy to assist you.

Again, check that the microphone is powered off after each use. It may run out of power too quickly if it has been left on (in the Camera position). Turn the microphone off by moving the switch to the Smartphone (OFF) position.

Remember to also store it properly, in a cool, dry, and secluded space that’s out of direct sunlight. You may be using the lavalier mic in extremely hot or cold conditions, or in spaces with high humidity. These environments will drain the battery quickly.

The battery inside the microphone may be old, incorrectly inserted into the battery compartment, leaking, or damaged. Be sure to replace the battery as soon as you notice the microphone running out of power too quickly.

If you still have issues with the lavalier mic running out of power faster than expected, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for further assistance at any time.


Check that the microphone is placed as close to the subject (speaker) as possible. Reposition and attach the microphone to clothing upside-down. This reduces excessive noise from breathing and tonal inconsistencies caused by head movements.

Gently slide the foam windscreen over the microphone. We recommend using the windscreen at all times to avoid excess wind, breathing, and other noise from being picked up on the mic, even when recording indoors. This will ensure the highest audio quality regardless of where you are. Keep the lapel clip approximately 6 inches away from your mouth, to block out unwanted noise as much as possible.

Remember that some ambient noise is unavoidable, and should be expected when used in loud environments.

Ensure that nothing is covering or hitting the microphone, and that it is close enough to the audio source. Check that your smartphone, tablet, or other device has a TRS-compatible input jack, so that it can be connected to the microphone properly. If you are unsure that your device is compatible, check the User Guide that came with your device, and reach out to our Customer Service team if necessary.

If the microphone won’t record your audio, make sure that the 3.5mm AUX connector is fully and securely connected to your recording device’s input/AUX jack (see diagram for reference). If your smartphone or tablet uses a case, you may need to remove the case first for the unit to be fully inserted. Make sure that your device is recording audio (and that any app you use is working properly).

Again, we highly recommend that you use the foam windscreen on the microphone if the audio is poor. Your surroundings may be interfering with the microphone’s operation. Place the clip on your clothing no further than 6 inches (15-20 cm) away from your face for better audio.

There are a few features to pay attention to if you’re in the market for a new lavalier microphone. No matter what you hope to use it for, it’s important to do your research so that you can buy the ideal lav mic to suit your needs and give you the best audio possible.

Factors such as audio quality, frequency range, sensitivity, and battery type and lifespan are all good to think about. You should also consider how easy it is to set up and use your microphone, as well as where you can attach it. It should be little trouble to connect all of the microphone’s components together, and attach it to your clothes. Microphones with an ultra-sturdy lapel clip are among the best choices, since you’ll almost never have to worry about them falling off you.

Your microphone should also provide crisp, clear audio and a high frequency range, so that you can capture a wide array of HD sounds for your videos, podcasts, interviews, and more. Ideally, it’ll be compatible with plenty of cameras, smartphones, and tablets, as well as have a long-lasting battery that can be used for at least 6 months without being replaced. Make sure to check what devices your prospective lavalier microphone is compatible with before buying it, as this can make a huge difference in how much use you’ll be able to get out of your new mic! 

The ON AIR Battery-Powered Lavalier Microphone is one of the most compact, versatile, and easy-to-use lavalier microphones on the market.

It’s reliable and a breeze to set up, and with wide-ranging compatibility with digital cameras, smartphones, tablets, and other recording devices, you can always count on it to get the job done. You can discreetly clip it to shirts, ties, jackets, or collars, while its extra-long 6ft. cable can be subtly blended into any outfit.

This compact and sensitive lavalier mic uses simple plug-and-play functionality, so you can set it up and use it without hassle no matter who you are. All you have to do is plug in the 3.5mm AUX jack, record your audio, and have full control via your chosen device. It also features camera & smartphone settings for more customizable filming and recording, letting you enhance your podcast, interview, vlog, music cover, or any other broadcasting and audio project.

Lightweight and portable, the ON AIR Battery-Powered Lavalier Microphone brings professional-quality audio right to your home with ease!

The price of a new lavalier microphone can vary widely, depending on audio quality, frequency range, battery lifespan, and more. Some cost around $15-$20, while a select few premium microphones can come in at nearly $100. Your ideal lavalier mic will cost anywhere between $20-$40, but feel free to go higher than this range if your budget permits.

At well under $20, the ON AIR Battery-Powered Lavalier Microphone is an absolute steal! With a sturdy lapel clip, compatibility with most smartphones and tablets, easy plug-and-play functionality, and a long 6ft. cable for ultimate versatility, it is a top choice for all your home audio needs.

There are many great uses for a lavalier microphone! You can use it for interviews, vlogs, podcasts, video filming, and so much more.

Whether you’re an aspiring vlogger, an up-and-coming podcast host, a new YouTuber, or a growing musician, you’re sure to enjoy having a lavalier mic on hand. They’re also a smart choice for anyone that likes to record how-to videos, such as cooking tutorials, since you’re likely to be moving around a lot in your kitchen.

Lav mics can also be used for TV shows, short films, commercials, and other video content. If you have actors that are moving around a lot or located in noisy environments, then lavalier microphone can provide clearer audio without much hassle.

You can even use a lavalier mic for phone calls and video conferences. Chats with loved ones that live far away or important video meetings for work become much easier with the right microphone, especially if you’re at home and trying to do other tasks while you talk. No more holding a phone or microphone in your hands – the right lavalier mic will keep your hands free so you can multitask like a champ!